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Please bear in mind that due to the current situation, visitor information given in Broadcaster may have changed since the time of compilation.

The visitor website for the Broads, which is mobile responsive, has all you need to know about where to go and what to do, where to stay ashore and afloat, where to eat, boating, special events and everything else you need to visit the Broads by land and water. There’s also a blog to inspire you with ideas for your visit. Or find us on Facebook Visit the Broads

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If you organise special events, you can submit events for our website at any time, and if you have a business in the Broads and would like to add or update your company information on the site, please contact us too – see page 4. Find out how to join Visit the Broads, which works in partnership with the Broads Authority to provide a strong voice for Broads tourism-related businesses, at

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Broads National Park information centres

For a warm welcome and expert local advice whatever your enquiry, visit the Broads National Park information centres, where our knowledgeable staff will help you make the most of your time in the Broads. You’ll find the centres at Hoveton, How Hill and Ranworth. See the telephone directory and pages 5-6 for more details. The map on page 4 and the boating map on the centre pages will also help you to find your way around.

The centres stock leaflets and sell an extensive range of maps, guides, books, postcards, souvenirs and locally made ice cream. They have lots of boating info to help you too, including tide tables and navigation maps. You can book for Broads National Park boat trips and buy short visit boat licences. At Hoveton we can also help you to find bed and breakfast, guest house or hotel accommodation.

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UK National Parks: Public transport

Buses For all bus services in the Broads contact Traveline 0871 200 22 33

Trains From Norwich the Bittern Line goes north through Wroxham and the Wherry Lines go east to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 Weather met-office-weather-app

Visit the Broads with your dog – on land or water

• Dogs are allowed on public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways and byways) under effective control

• On areas known as open access land, dogs must be kept on a lead no more than two metres long between 1 March and 31 July to protect ground- nesting birds, and all year round near farm animals

• Routes called permissive paths may not allow dogs and many nature reserves don’t allow dogs

• Restrictions on dogs shouldn’t unreasonably restrict access for assistance dog users. If you have a problem, contact the local authority or the Kennel Club – 01296 318540 or

• For places to visit try

• For boating with dogs, see Boating basics, starting on page 21

Please • clear up after dogs

• check access for dogs with places you plan to visit and respect restrictions on dogs

• keep dogs close by, under effective control (on leads if necessary) and in sight

• don’t let dogs wander near people, wildlife or livestock, or disturb them

• let go of dogs and their leads if you or they are bothered by livestock; don’t try to rescue them

• never enter the water to rescue a pet – you are putting your own life at risk the-countryside-code

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Telephone directory

Emergencies – coastguard, fire, police, ambulance 999 or 112 Broads Authority – main office 01603 610734

Broads Control – Broads Authority navigation advice and incidents 01603 756056 Beccles Yacht Station 01502 712225 / 07938 845744

Environment Agency – incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 – use this for pollution incidents. During the day you can also call Broads Authority Broads Control on 01603 756056 or for serious pollution incidents outside office hours you can also call the coastguard on 999 or 112.

Great Yarmouth Yacht Station (see page 21) 01493 842794 / 07766 398238

Hospitals – James Paget University Hospital (Gorleston, Great Yarmouth – 24-hour casualty) 01493 452452, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Norwich – 24-hour casualty) 01603 286286

Hoveton/Wroxham Broads Information Centre (see page 6) 01603 782281 / 01603 756097

Mutford Lock 01502 574946 / 01502 531778

NHS 111 – call 111 for 24-hour urgent but non-emergency medical advice

Norwich Yacht Station (see page 21) 01603 612980 / 07747 065378 Oulton Broad Yacht Station 01502 574946 Police – non-emergency 101

Potter Heigham Bridge pilot 07990 686097 or Phoenix Fleet boatyard 01692 670460

Ranworth Broads Information Centre (see page 5) 01603 270060 Reedham Quay (see page 21) 01493 701867 / 07733 102566

Toad Hole Cottage (see page 6) 01692 678763 / 01603 756096

Wildlife emergency – Marine and Wildlife Rescue 01692 650338; RSPCA 0300 1234 999

Other tourist information centres (may be seasonal) Great Yarmouth • Marine Parade 01493 846346

Norwich • The Forum, Millennium Plain 01603 989500

Other tourist information points (may be seasonal)

Beccles – for all information points call 01502 716806 • Beccles Books, 1 Exchange House, Exchange Square • Library, Blyburgate • Saxons, 35 New Market • Station Cafe, Station Road

Bungay • Art Trading Company, 55 Earsham Street • Library, Wharton Street

Loddon • Library, off Church Plain

Lowestoft • Hotel Hatfield, The Esplanade • Kirkley Centre, 154 London Road South • Library, Clapham Road South • Railway Station, Denmark Road

Oulton Broad • Library, 92 Bridge Road • Yacht Station, Bridge Road

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